Individuals who are under an Arizona Board of Nursing Investigation may be subject to different types of disciplinary actions. These actions include probation, suspension or revocation of a nursing license. Handling an investigation proactively helps you to avoid the difficulty of finding future employment or from being terminated from a current position.
As a nursing professional, we understand it’s important for you to maintain a professional reputation. Therefore, it is critical you take action against any complaint immediately. Once you receive a notice of complaint you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible. This ensures the most accurate and effective response to the complaint before the Arizona Board of Nursing.
How to handle a Arizona Board of Nursing Investigation or Complaint
- Politely refuse to speak to any representative from the Board asking questions regarding the complaint. State your attorney has instructed you not to speak to any representative from the Board. Instead, they should contact your attorney.
- Do not discuss the events surrounding the complaint with co-workers or the administration of your facility.
- Document the events surrounding the complaint in detail. Your memory will degrade over time. List dates, times, names and events around the event as soon as possible.
- Witnesses familiar with the incident, who are willing to testify on your behalf, should write down their recollection of the events in an affidavit (a sworn statement).
Chelle Law Can Help
Nurses must take the necessary steps to reduce or nullify disciplinary actions taken against them. The best way to do this is by retaining legal counsel. If your career is threatened by an allegation of unethical acts, unlawful behavior or substance abuse, it’s critical you have an experienced attorney to aggressively defend your interests.
After all, a specialized license deserves an outstanding defense. We understand it’s important for your attorney to understand the particularities of the health care industry and your respective license. At Chelle Law we tailor a defense around the nuances of your case in order to provide the best chance for a favorable resolution in your case.
Don’t waste another second. Schedule your consultation with Chelle Law today.